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'Full House' Stars: Then and Now!

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You got it, dude! America fell in love with the Tanner family in 1987 when they opened the doors of their San Francisco home and welcomed Us into their fun-filled daily lives.

The hit sitcom, which ran for 8 seasons on ABC from 1987 to 1995, followed Danny Tanner (Bob Saget)’s struggle to raise his three daughters — D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) — after his wife’s death. Danny soon realizes that he doesn’t have to bring up his girls alone when his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), and best friend Joey (Dave Coulier) move in to help out. Lori Loughlin also starred in the beloved show as Jesse’s love interest, Rebecca “Becky” Donaldson. Andrea Barber played D.J.’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, and Steve Weinger made Us swoon as D.J.’s on-again, off-again love interest, Steve Hale.

Fans rejoiced in 2015 after Netflix announced a revival series titled Fuller House featuring many of the original cast members. Sweetin, Bure and Barber reprised their roles as series regulars, while Loughlin, Stamos, Coulier, Saget and Weinger all appear on the comedy as recurring guest stars.

The Olsen twins chose not to return to their Tanner family roots and Bure told Us in February 2019 that this won’t change anytime soon: “You heard it from me first: They will never come back! They are never coming back on the show. They don’t want to be on the show. The answer’s no.”

Netflix revealed in March 2019 that Fuller House’s fifth and final season would air in the fall of 2019. However, Loughlin did not appear as Becky due to her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scam. The actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March 2019 for allegedly paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia and Bella, admitted into the University of Southern California as designated crew team recruits, although the girls have never played the sport.

The actress and the fashion designer pleaded guilty in May 2020 after agreeing to a deal. She was ordered to two months in prison, two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine in August 2020. He was sentenced to five months in prison, two years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.

Scroll down to see how the Full House cast has changed throughout the years!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Then
The famed twins began appearing on Full House as infants, nabbing the role of youngest daughter Michelle Tanner when they were just 6 months old. The adorable pair shared the part because of labor laws, charming viewers with the little girl’s catchphrases and hilarious input on family situations.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Now
The sisters grew up on the show, expanding their empire as young girls and teens with their own supplemental shows and movies. The Olsens continued to act well into their late teens, making their celebrated transition to high fashion in their twenties. They chose not to appear on the Fuller House reboot when it premiered on Netflix in 2015.
After less than five years of marriage, Mary-Kate filed for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy in April 2020. Ashley, for her part, secretly wed artist Louis Eisner in December 2022. 
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John Stamos Then
The General Hospital star got his big break when he nabbed the role of Jesse Katsopolis, the uncle to the Tanner girls and brother-in-law to Danny Tanner. He wooed audiences with his sweet hairdo and cool guy swag from playing in the band Jesse and the Rippers.
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John Stamos: Now
After graduating from his role as Uncle Jesse, Stamos went on to appear in ER, Necessary Roughness, They Came Together, Scream Queens and You. He also married actress Caitlin McHugh in February 2018 and the couple welcomed their first child together, son Billy, in April of that year.
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Bob Saget Then
Wake up! Saget led the beloved show as father and local news broadcaster Danny Tanner, raising his three daughters alone after his wife Pam died in a car accident.
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Bob Saget: Now
The America’s Funniest Home Videos host continued to do stand-up comedy after Full House wrapped. He also appeared in Raising Dad, Entourage and had a voiceover role in How I Met Your Mother before returning to his roots by starring in the Fuller House reboot series. Saget also married journalist Kelly Rizzo in October 2018.
The Dirty Daddy author was found dead in his Orlando, Florida, hotel room in January 2022.
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Jodie Sweetin Then
How rude! Sweetin charmed audiences as middle child Stephanie Tanner, the snarky daughter who loved to kick it with Mr. Bear and was a lovable annoyance to D.J. She is a junior high student by the end of the show, complete with crushes on boys and drama with friends.
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Jodie Sweetin: Now
Sweetin’s personal life was a rollercoaster after the show, as she has been married four times. She exchanged vows with her current husband, addiction therapist Mescal Wasilewski, in July 2022.
She is also the mother of two daughters, Beatrix and Zoie, and continued her acting career with sporadic cameos in network shows. Sweetin — who reprised her role as Stephanie on Fuller House — also wrote a memoir, unSweetined, about her struggle with sobriety.
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Dave Coulier Then
Coulier found his way onto Full House as “Uncle” Joey Gladstone, Danny’s best friend from childhood, who serves as a stand-in family member. The goofy pal won over the Tanner children with his spot-on impressions and sense of humor.
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Dave Coulier: Now
Following in costar Saget’s footsteps, Coulier took on a hosting gig after Full House’s finale, leading 2003’s America’s Most Talented Kid. He also starred in reality TV with appearances on The Surreal Life and Skating With Celebrities. On a personal note, Coulier married photographer Melissa Bring in 2014. He shares son Luc with ex-wife Jayne Modean.
In March 2022, the Michigan native opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction for the first time and revealed he had been sober since January 2020. 
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Lori Loughlin Then
Loughlin became a maternal figure on Full House, playing Rebecca Donaldson, later Rebecca Katsopolis after she married Uncle Jesse. She got to know the family as Danny’s co-host on Wake Up, San Francisco, later marrying and welcoming twins with Jesse.
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Lori Loughlin: Now
After bidding farewell to Aunt Becky, Loughlin went on to star in Hudson Street, Summerland, 90210 and When Calls the Heart before appearing on Fuller House. She faced a rough patch in March 2019 when she and husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested for allegedly paying $500,000 to secure their daughters, Bella and Olivia, admission into the University of Southern California. They were each released on a $1 million bond, but ordered to appear in federal court later that month.

Loughlin and Giannulli, who initially pleaded not guilty to all charges against them, filed a motion for the court to drop the case in March 2020, citing “misconduct.” After the judge refused to dismiss the charges that May, Loughlin and Giannulli struck a plea deal. The actress’ deal includes two months in prison, a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli, for his part, will spend five months in prison, pay a $250,000 fine, serve two years of supervised release and serve 250 hours of community service.
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Candace Cameron Bure Then
Then simply Candace Cameron, the young woman took on the role of eldest daughter Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner. She grew up over the course of the show, graduating from high school, falling in love for the first time, and eyeing her future in college.
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Candace Cameron Bure: Now
Soon after she said goodbye to Full House, the star said hello to hockey player Valeri Bure, and married him in 1996. The couple share daughter Natasha and sons Maksim and Lev. Bure also appeared in Make It or Break It and Dancing With the Stars season 18. 
From 2008 to 2021, the Kind Is the New Classy author appeared in a number of Hallmark Channel original productions, including the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series. Bure also starred in the Netflix spinoff Fuller House from 2016 to 2020.
In April 2022, the actress penned a deal with Great American Media, becoming chief content officer of the network.
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Andrea Barber Then
Barber booked a memorable role on Full House as D.J.’s bestie Kimmy Gibbler. The awkward, outspoken pal found herself in the Tanner house far more than the family wanted and often joined D.J. and the girls for sitcom-worthy shenanigans.
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Andrea Barber: Now
The former child star continued her education after exiting Full House and, after graduating from California’s Whittier College, she went on to pursue a master’s degree. She returned to acting nearly 20 years later by starring in Fuller House. Barber also married Jeremy Rytky in 2002, only to divorce 12 years later. The former couple share daughter Felicity and son Tate.
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Scott Weinger Then
Weinger won over D.J.’s heart as hunky love interest Steve Hale. The high school jock and D.J. dated for years, but finally parted ways in Season 7 of the show.
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Scott Weinger: Now
The Full House alum married TV executive Rina Mimoun in 2008 the couple share son Mischa. Weinger then shifted much of his acting focus to voice work. He famously voiced the namesake character in Disney’s Aladdin, reprising the role multiple times over the years for supplemental videos and games. Weinger also cameoed in What I Like About You, Scrubs and Walker, Texas Ranger before signing on for Fuller House.
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